SNAC Announcement: Prof. Ryan Oprea talk (and tasting of Sonoma County wines) Saturday December 9

Saturday Night Anarchy Club Announcement
All are welcome:

December 9, 2006. Prof. Ryan Oprea, Department of Economics, University of California Santa Cruz will speak at the Saturday Night Anarchy Club (held in downtown San Jose) December 9.

Ryan is a recent graduate of George Mason University where he wrote he dissertation under 2002 Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith.

  The topic will be: "Experimental Economics and Freedom"

For our December 9 meeting we will be having a tasting of wines from Sonoma County. For the cost of admission, please bring a bottle of wine from Sonoma County (no pink Zinfandel please!) or $10.

Meeting agenda:

            7:15 – 7:30: Reception and socializing

            7:30 – 9:00: Seminar presentation and formal discussion

            9:00 – 10:00: -- open interaction --

SNAC meets in San Jose four Saturday nights per year (twice in the Fall semester and twice in the Spring semester). SNAC was founded in 2002 by economists Daniel Klein and Edward Stringham and is run by Edward Stringham and Benjamin Powell of San Jose State University. The list of speakers can be viewed here:

Character of the meeting: The 90-minute seminar is a hearing of serious intellectual enterprise. It is an academic seminar without the academy. The conventional format is for the speaker to deliver a presentation of 45-50 minutes and then open to discussion. Speakers are encouraged to bring overhead transparencies for our overhead projector or distribute follow-along handouts.


Since Fall 2005, the meetings take place at Paseo Plaza Condominium Complex at 144 S. 3rd St in Downtown San Jose. The Paseo Plaza is directly directly across the street from the San Jose Repetory Theater (and on the other side of the Paseo Plaza is the San Jose State Library) so there are many lots with free parking. If you cannot find a spot in the outdoor lot directly accross the street (next to the Repetory Theater) there is a parking garage on San Carlos between Third and Second and another one on Fourth and San Fernando directly accross the street from the San Jose State Library.

You will ned to use the main entrance of the building on 144 S 3rd St (across from the San Jose Repetory Theater), where you will be able to see the clubroom inside the glass doors just past the elevators. We will have someone checking to let people in so please be patient or call my cell phone at 408-644-5223.

Cost of Admission: Please bring a bottle of wine or $10 (The purpose of this make the even fun, like a wine tasting. Please: No Pink Zinfandel!!!!!). If anyone wants to bring cheese that would be great too.

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